Groin injury shelves Curry
Stephen Curry has a mild to moderate left groin strain and will miss Golden State’s home game against Brooklyn on Saturday night.
Curry underwent an MRI exam Friday but the Warriors will wait a few days to fully determine the severity of the injury. Coach Steve Kerr said it doesn’t appear to be significant.
“This doesn’t look like it’s going to be a long-term injury. He’s disappointed but it could have been a lot worse,” Kerr said. “We’ll just monitor his progress over the next several days.”
The two-time NBA MVP was hurt midway through the third quarter of Thursday night’s 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Curry grabbed at his inner thigh after trying to contest Eric Bledsoe’s shot in transition at the 6:50 mark of the third.
Cameron Murtha, Dani Rhodes and Maia Cella scored and the Wisconsin women’s team rolled past host Memphis, 3-0, Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Wisconsin (13-3-4) will face Hofstra (16-5-1) in the second round Nov 16.
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Allazia Blockton had 23 points to lead the 19thranked Marquette women’s team to a 100-52 victory over Montana State in a Preseason WNIT game at the Al McGuire Center.
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Joni Tuulola scored at 15:59 of the third period to send the Rockford IceHogs past the Milwaukee Admirals, 2-1, at the UWM Panther Arena.
Allie Barber’s 20 kills led 18th-ranked Marquette (23-5, 13-2 Big East) to a 25-19, 25-15, 25-21 victory over host Butler.
Matt Kuchar had a 7-under 64 to build a twoshot lead over rookie Cameron Champ in the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
LPGA Tour: Gaby Lopez shot a hole-in-one for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead over Ariya Jutanugarn after the third round of the Blue Bay LPGA tournament in Hainan Island, China.
Champions Tour: Paul Goydos birdied the par-5 18th for a 6-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over Scott McCarron in the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Phoenix.
Madison’s Jerry Kelly (67) was six shots back.
Kevin Harvick claimed the pole for the NASCAR Can-Am 500 in Avondale, Ariz. Harvick turned in a lap of 139.340 mph. to beat out Chase Elliott, who had a lap of 139.151 mph.